XpertCom – Views of Coastal Experts about Science Communication

Given the scientific and societal relevance of coastal dynamics in which both natural and social perspectives can fit, how does communication between both spheres take place or how should it be done? What is the viewpoint of experts on coastal communication to lay audiences? The main purpose of this project is to explore the perceptions and attitudes of scientists towards science communication about coastal issues

The research project XpertCom – Views of Coastal Experts about Science Communication has the following objectives:

1) characterise the science communication done by coastal experts (frequency, motivation, topics),

2) map their main communication channels and target audiences, and

3) identify communication barriers.

 

To undertake this study, an online survey is being conducted. Participants voluntarily fill out the survey after accepting an informed consent form, and their confidentiality and anonymity are assured.

The survey is available here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/CoastalCommunicationSurvey2022

 

 

This project is being developed by Ana Matias (Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA), University of Algarve), Bruno Pinto (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE), University of Lisbon), A. Rita Carrasco (Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA), University of Algarve), and Neide Areia (Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra).

 

Coordenadora da equipa: Ana Matias (ammatias@ualg.pt), Investigadora do Centro de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIMA) da Universidade do Algarve.

European Journalists and the Sea

The main objective of this project is to improve our understanding of science and environmental journalism concerning the marine environment in twelve European countries. Data is obtained by semi-structured interviews on journalists’ motivations, difficulties, experiences, sources, and insights in writing about the sea and the coast. Each country is analysed and compared to other countries in Europe, trying to find what is common and what is different.

 

Results from this project are published here: Article in Public Understanding of Science

 

Project coordination: Bruno Pinto (bmpinto@fc.ul.pt), from Centro de Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente (MARE-FCUL), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.

Team: Bruno Pinto Centro (MARE-Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa); Ana Matias (CIMA – Universidade do Algarve).